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"As Ted would say:
January 19th is the date,
Martha Coakley is the candidate"

- Vicki Kennedy in support of Martha Coakley
Vicki Kennedy and Martha Coakley
Left to right: Vicki Kennedy and Martha Coakley

●  VOTE for Martha Coakley for U.S. SenateIf you are a Massachusetts resident, please make sure you vote for Martha Coakley to fill the U.S. Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy, on Tuesday, January 19th.  

●  Make GOTV Phone Calls on Behalf of Martha Coakley

If you are from Massachusetts, please go to the Volunteer page.  You can sign up for phone banking and event opportunities this weekend in support of Martha Coakley.

If you are out of state, please go to the Neighbor-to-Neighbor page at Martha Coakley's campaign Web site.  From there, you can make phone calls from your home, no matter what state you live in.
-  You can create an account using your name and address.  
-  Once you've created your account, you will be given names and phone numbers of Massachusetts residents who you can call to help get out the vote for Martha Coakley.  You will also be given a phone script.
-  If you have any problems, please feel free to contact the campaign at (617) 241-0200.

●  Forward This E-mail to Your Friends and Family. 
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If they live in Massachusetts, ask them to vote for Martha Coakley on Tuesday, January 19th to make sure that common good policies such as meaningful health care reform and a crackdown on Wall Street abuses that led to our economic meltdown get passed in 2010.
Wherever they live, ask them to make GOTV calls over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend and on Tuesday, January 19th.
Dear Friend,

Thank you for your tremendous response to our appeal for Haitian aid.

Today we are writing you because there is something going on in Massachusetts that concerns you and the future of our country: the special election for the U.S. Senate seat held by Senator Edward M. Kennedy.  Martha Coakley, a Catholic, is the Democratic candidate.  Her opponent is Scott Brown.

Your help is needed to ensure victory for Martha Coakley.  Recently, Scott Brown - who has vowed to be the 41st vote against health care reform - has surged in the polls.  Unless Martha Coakley wins, Democrats will lose the 60 vote super majority we now have in the Senate.  Just as important, we will lose the tough-minded voice for social justice - in the spirit of Senator Kennedy - that Martha Coakley has projected throughout her career in public service.

This has become a national election.  It is not an overstatement to say that the outcome of this race will determine the future of our country.  We risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in 2010 and with it legislation that reflects core principles of Catholic Social Teaching and that Scott Brown opposes - including the passage of health care reform, a crackdown on Wall Street abuses that led to our economy's financial meltdown, the creation of a clean energy economy, and the elimination of the Bush tax cuts that benefit the richest 1% of our population.

Voter turnout will determine the outcome of this election.  The Republican base is being energized by Scott Brown's campaign.  He is receiving help, endorsements, and millions of dollars from "tea party" organizations across the country, who are now claiming the demise of Democrats.  Martha Coakley and the Democratic Party are responding but we need all of the help that we can muster this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend to get out the vote (GOTV).  President Clinton visited Boston on Friday to support Martha. President Obama has issued a video and will be in Boston on Sunday.

We can help the Coakley Campaign and the Democratic Party get out the vote to ensure a victory for our future by doing two or three things.
  • Vote, if you live in Massachusetts.
  • Make GOTV calls, even if you live outside of Massachusetts.
  • Forward this email to family and friends. Forward to a Friend
If you haven't done it before, "get out the vote" calls are easy.  You can do it from your home, no matter where you live, or from a local phone bank if you live in the Bay State (see sidebar).  A straightforward script is provided for you.  These are "friendly calls" to Democrats and progressive Independents and there is a good chance that, in Massachusetts, you will be speaking to a Catholic. 

As we celebrate the life of Dr. King this weekend, with your help, we can ensure that Congress remains in a position to advance the common good in 2010.

Thank you for your continued support.

Warm regards,

Patrick Whelan MD PhD
Suzanne Morse
Lisa Schare
Steve Krueger

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